A Little Housekeeping
So earlier this year, when we started the Collective from scratch, it was definitely a big deal to declare ourselves to the world, give ourselves a name, and then purchase our very own domain name.
But as things go, all the great functionality that we hoped to provide seemed unlikely to develop immediately and the cost to build a fully functional site was a bit steep. So, we borrowed space on the Baldur Studios website for some of our member services.
We have really only been an active collective for about half a year now, but we have grown so fast and started to really develop some great content already. It was just too awkward and although all of our services are still free at the moment, it felt like the time had come to step up.
So, here we are entirely shifted over to our own URL and up and running with a new Member Services section here. It's a big improvement and one that I hope will become beneficial to all of our members.
We will be working on some of our interfaces and member registration procedures in a bit soon to make it all a bit more efficient. Baby steps. It's hard to keep up and it's all done on a volunteer basis right now, so be patient with us.
Welcome to our New Home
Welcome! Check it out here @ Member Services. If you have any technical snafu's logging in, just shoot me a note here.
If you aren't yet a Member of the Collective, now is a great time to learn more and join us!
Thanks for reading. Happy Making Everyone!
There are countless aspects to creating a healthy business and artisans/makers have some unique struggles that deserve dedicated attention and personal support.
The internet and social media is overflowing with information and generic advice - much of it targeted at makers. Even more of it focusing on small businesses. And much of it is exceptionally good and useful, but most of it - not so much.
Honestly, though, even the useful content feels disjointed and often vague to the real people who are the entrepreneurs, the makers and artisans. It might make sense, and even speak to your deepest emotions.
But how to put those gems of wisdom to work and actually make it all happen as a unified, organic whole business often feels hopeless.
Together We Rise
I want to change that. And as a local Arizona artisan and business-woman, I know from personal experience, that what's missing is the face-to-face, human dialogue and partnership.
We need the opportunity to connect with real people. We need local connections and resources.
When we know each other, trust each other, and have access to a meaningful knowledge-base, we can help find solutions to very real challenges that work in the context of our community and culture where we are doing business.
Personal contact and shared experiences will allow us to foster a strong local community which in turn lifts each of us up a little closer to our dreams.
We need support and a network. Big Ideas. Big Energy. We need a Mastermind Group.